There’s a terrific set of stories this week, running the gamut from new planets to human genetic engineering and supermarket mind control. We hope you enjoy reading these as much as we enjoy telling them.
Technological, economic and consumer trends are indeed irreversibly transforming energy systems, not just in Australia, but globally. Policy and market designs must also change.
Another innovation report, interruptions in power supply and the ongoing political debate domestically about energy highlight the role of scientists, technologists and engineers in solving problems and delivering pragmatic commercial solutions. To borrow a phrase, it’s never been a better time to be an Australian innovator working to solve the challenges of the world.
Late last year, New South Wales issued a Future Transport Technology Roadmap, not just a map for new roads and new rail, but a sophisticated vision forward about how innovation and new technology might transform how people move around the cities of the future.
In this Special Edition, we profile ten Australian innovations and share their unique commercialisation and scale-up stories. These technologies make the world a better place and demonstrate how local efforts make global impact. Happy Australia
A new captain will steer the National Innovation and Science Agenda as Senator Arthur Sinodinos takes over the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio from Minister Greg Hunt. What will this mean for the government’s innovation
Autonomous cars, commercial rocket launches, drones, renewable energy and climate news. The Prototype is back online with the first batch of the best sci-tech and innovation stories for 2017.
The Prototype is created each week by a blended team of undergraduates, graduate students, and The Warren Centre’s staff. To close the year, we asked each contributor to choose their favourite story of 2016 and explain why it was engaging, exciting or especially interesting.
This is our last report on sci-tech and innovation news for 2016. Although not by design, this week’s edition has strong representation of the themes we tracked in 2016: cyber security, drones, autonomous cars, and
It’s been a confusing week for Australian energy policy. First, the Department of the Environment and Energy announced that a Review of Climate Change Policies would commence in February. On 6 December, CSIRO and Energy Networks Australia issued a joint report acknowledging a need for “zero net emissions for electricity by 2050”. Today, the Chief Scientist added his analysis. Business needs clarity and certainty, but this week’s signals and reversals have done little to dispel the smoky haze.